Call for Admissions - UNIMA Postgraduate Admissions for September 2022

The University of Malawi is inviting applications for various postgraduate programmes which will commence in September 2022. The programmes are as follows:

School of Education:

  • University Certificate in Education (UCE)
  • Master of Education in Policy, Planning and Leadership
  • Master of Education in Testing, Measurement and Evaluation
  • Master of Education in Educational Psychology
  • Master of Education in Sociology of Education
  • PhD in Curriculum Studies (Language Education)
  • PhD in Curriculum Studies (Social Studies Education)

Faculty of Humanities

  • Master of Arts in Applied Ethics
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy (by Research)
  • Master of Arts in Pure Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • PhD in Pure Linguistics
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Master of Arts in Theatre and Media Communications in Development (MA TMCD)
  • MA in Literature/MA in Literature by Research
  • PhD in Literature

Faculty of Science

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science (MES)
  • MSin Water Science and Management (WSM)
  • Master of Science in Applied Chemistry (by Research)
  • PhD in Chemistry (by Research)
  • Master of Science in Geography and Earth Sciences (by Research)
  • PhD in Geography (by Research)
  • PhD in Earth Sciences (by Research)
  • Master of Science in Conservation Biology
  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences) by Research
  • PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science in Informatics
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences by Research
  • Master of Science in Food Science

Faculty of Social Science

  • Master of Arts in Development Studies
  • PhD in Development Studies
  • Master of Arts Degree in Economics (Full time)
  • Master of Public Administration and Management (MPAM)
  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (MA HRM&IR)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • PhD in Sociology (By Research)
  • Master of Arts in African Social and Economic History

Faculty of Law

  • Master of Laws in Commercial Law [LLM (Commercial Law)]

General Entry Requirements for Masters Degrees

The following are the minimum application requirements for all Master’s degree programmes:

  1. A letter of application or a filled PG1 form to be downloaded from our website

  2. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a credit. Candidates with a pass may ay be considered.

  3. A detailed CV.

  4. Certified or notarized copies of academic transcripts and certificates.

  5. Two letters of reference from traceable referees (one of which shall be an academician) and to be submitted in sealed envelopes or as PDF attachment.

  6. A copy of bank deposit slip for application fee of MK10,000 for Malawian nationals and US$50 for international applicants. Please indicate the name of the programme you are applying for and deposit the money into the following account: Chanco Sundry Income, Account No: 282553, held at the National Bank of Malawi, Zomba Service Centre.

  7. Evidence of sponsorship: Preference will be given to applicants who will present credible evidence of funding for their studies.

NOTE: Specific programmes may have additional requirements which must be complied with. Incomplete applications will not be processed. (Specific requirement can be downloaded below)

General Entry Requirements for PhD Degrees

In addition to the general requirements above, applications for doctoral degree programmes should meet the following minimum conditions:

  1. A good Master’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage.

  2. A concept note detailing the proposed research topic in terms of objectives, approach and research questions.

  3. Sample of applicant’s written academic work.

Conditions of Admission

  1. Unless specifically indicated, all Master’s degree programmes are full-time and will run for 24 months. The first year is for course work while the second year is for research and thesis writing. PhD programmes run for 3 years (full time) and up to 5 years (part-time).

  1. The tuition fees cover costs of registration, examinations, supervision and institutional overheads. Students are expected to meet costs of research, accommodation, meals, medical cover, books, stationery and learning materials.

  1. The College does not provide accommodation and the students will be required to look for their own accommodation outside the campus.

  1. All programmes operate on a no-fees no-classes basis. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they will support their studies either through a letter of commitment from their sponsors or a bank statement.

Procedure for Submitting Applications

Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged. Those who were previously offered a place but did not reserve their places should re-apply.

All applications should clearly state the programme applied for and should reach the following address by Friday, 21st January, 2022. This includes electronic applications.

The Registrar, University of Malawi, P.O. Box 280, Zomba

Download the official advert (including specific programme requirements) and application forms:

UNIMA Postgraduate Intake September 2022.docx

PG1 FORM.pdf